Hello fellow Rotarians!
            I hope that this e-bulletin finds you and your family safe and well in your homes.  I trust that, by now, you’ve gotten into a routine with work, family time, hobbies, etc. and are making the most of this time.  It’s been a challenge but I can’t help thinking that something very positive is going to come out of this, at every level—local, national, global—and that we will have a new awareness of and respect for one another because of it.
            Being a pastor, I am thinking in terms of suffering leading to resurrection.  But, whatever you believe (or even if you aren’t a person of faith at all), we have to hope and trust that kindness, compassion, and love will prevail and that adversity and suffering will lead to something new being born.  OK, time for me to stop preaching!       
Wow, I never expected my year as club President would go like this!  It was good to see many of you at our 5th Tuesday ZOOM Happy Hour last week.  I have missed gathering with all of you and I am feeling the need to try to meet virtually more often.  The Board is discussing having every-other-week meetings beginning Tuesday, April 14th, and you’ll be hearing more about that soon.
Though we have had to cancel or postpone the Spring Country Breakfast and May Day 5K, we hope that we will still be able to do our June Auction and Yard Sale.  There are so many unknowns right now…but we know that we will get through this and be stronger for it.  In the meantime, remember to send in your weekly Happy Dollars, keep us informed about how you’re doing, and stay positive!
In Rotary Spirit,